Ex-Batangas congressman found dead, charred inside car in Quezon


Posted at Jan 09 2020 11:41 AM | Updated as of Jan 09 2020 06:19 PM

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) — A former congressman of Batangas province and 2 others were found dead, their bodies set on fire inside a vehicle in Tiaong town, Quezon on Friday. 

Authorities discovered the remains of former Batangas 2nd District Rep. Edgar Mendoza, his bodyguard Ruel Ruiz and his driver Nicanor Mendoza inside after putting out the fire, police said. 

Residents reported that the vehicle was seen burning in Barangay San Francisco before dawn. 

The former lawmaker reportedly left his home for a meeting in Calamba, Laguna on Wednesday with his driver and an aide. His family reported him missing when he failed to come home, police added.

Mendoza served as immigration commissioner during the Estrada administration.

-- Report from Dennis Datu, ABS-CBN News